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This article was published on November 26, 2008


    The ZunePhone/Pink/MsPhone/PcPhone/BallmerPhone

    The ZunePhone/Pink/MsPhone/PcPhone/BallmerPhone
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Several high profile websites are talking about rumors about a possible Microsoft Phone. Nothing is sure right now and certainly nothing is being confirmed by Microsoft. The prospect of Microsoft entering this already exciting market with Palm, Apple, Research in Motion and Google fighting it out sounds great to me.

    For all the dirt, assumptions, dreams and guesses follow these links:

    VentureBeat:
    http://venturebeat.com/2008/11/25/the-curious-case-of-the-microsoft-zune-phone/ 

    Gizmodo:
    http://gizmodo.com/5099004/cnbc-zune-phone-is-real-codenamed-pink

    CNBC:
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/27912313

    ZDnet:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1618

    For a really entertaining look back in time check out this video of Ballmer talking about the then upcoming iPhone. Look at his face when he talks about how he ‘likes’ their strategy and then remember that their strategy currently pulls in about $300 million a year versus the iPhone’s $5 billion. I’m sure that IF Microsoft comes out with their ‘iPhone killer’ it will be a ‘very capable machine’…

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